About Colonic Irrigation
1.What is a
2.How is a Colonic administered?
3.How many colonics do I
4.Are there any side effects
5.Will colonics damage
the normal intestinal flora?
6.What are the benefits of
7.Do I need a doctor's prescription
to receive a colonic?
What is a Colonic Irrigation?
[Colonic irrigation using a closed system gravitational
method is an internal bath that helps cleanse
the colon of poisons, gas and accumulated fecal
matter. Unlike an enema, it does not involve
the retention of water. There is no discomfort,
no internal pressure, just a steady gentle flow
in and out of the colon. At the same time, an
abdominal massage is given to stimulate the
colon to recover its natural shape, tone, and
peristaltic wave action.
How is a colonic administered?
[ A person receiving a colonic lies on a table
18" below the temperature-controlled input
tank. A disposable speculum is gently inserted
in the rectum. Water flow, which is always under
the direct control of the practitioner, flows
into the colon via a small water tube and out
through the evacuation tube carrying with it
impacted feces and mucous. As the water flows
out of the colon, the practitioner gently massages
the abdomen to help the colon release its contents.
It is possible to see this expelled waste matter
when it passes through a special viewing window
in the evacuation tube. The person is well covered
and their modesty is given top priority during
the procedure. This colonic process takes only
40 to 50 minutes.]
How many colonics do I need?
[The number of treatments will always vary with
the individual and their condition. It may take
a series of colonics to sufficiently soften
and loosen accumulated fecal material. Some
people may not have startling results for the
first few treatments. This is why a series of
treatments is advisable and necessary. Colonic
irrigation is most effective when employed in
combination with exercise and a proper diet
of non-mucous producing foods. Fresh fruits,
vegetables and certain herbs are suggested to
help loosen and dissolve accumulated fecal matter.
series would be six colonics within a 3-week
period. Once the colon is clean, it is advisable
to have a colonic every one to two months to
maintain the healthy internal environment. A
good time is at the change of seasons when diet
and exercise patterns often change too. You
should have a colonic before, during, and after
a "fast" or cleanse to hasten the
removal of toxic waste and it would also be
beneficial during the cold and flu season.]
Are there any side effects to colonics?
[There are usually none. It is not uncommon
however, for some people to start to feel like
they have a cold or headache, after a colonic.
Toxins, which have been lying dormant in the
colon, are now being flushed out and a small
amount may be reabsorbed into the bodys
system. This healing crisis passes quickly and
the person will realize a feeling of well being
with further treatments.]
Will colonics damage the normal intestinal flora?
[No. One of the functions of the first half
of the colon is to gather the intestinal flora
needed for the colon. When the accumulation
of feces in the bowel leads to fecal encrustation,
it is difficult for the colon to function normally
and the glands in this lining resulting lack
colon to function normally and the glands in
this lining resulting lack of lubrication intensifies
a state of constipation and generates toxemia.
This upsets the normal acid-alkaline balance
and the growth of the friendly bacteria is stunted.
Cleansing the colon will help bring the acid-alkaline
ratio back into balance. In this environment,
the friendly bacteria will again thrive and
disease-causing bacteria will find it difficult
What are the benefits of colonic irrigation?
[Colonics may offer relief from a variety of
disturbances by cleansing the colon of impacted
and putrefactive matter. Fatigue, gas, headaches,
irritability, skin problems, cold hands and
feet and lethargy are among the problems people
have found helped by colon cleansing. Constipation,
of course, is another, as well as chronic diarrhea.
Your sense of well being is often dramatically
improved with colon irrigation's. You feel lighter,
more energetic. The body can again assimilate
food in the colon and better defend itself against
disease. Natural peristalsis, tone and regularity
are restored and disease may be averted through
this gentle, sterile, scientific technique.
Colonics are a key factor in the restoration
of the bodys natural balance or what we
call good health.]
Do I need
a doctor's prescription to receive a colonic?
[Yes. You may request a prescription from your
family doctor, or you can call our office for
information at 281-354-9200].